The UT Arlington School of Architecture does not endorse any particular computer manufacturer, brand or vendor.
Any laptop computer meeting the minimum requirements set out in this section is acceptable for use by qualified students. Because there are differences in operating systems specified in this document, students seeking to run application software such as AutoCAD Student Edition are requested to read this section and Section V. General Software Specification of this document with care.
As the specification emphasizes performance over any particular manufacturer or brand, please note that two standards (required and preferred) are often specified.
|Operating System||Windows 7 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Processor (iSeries Intel)||i5 dual core||i7 dual core|
|Hard Drive||250GB SSD||500GB or more SSD|
2GB or more
NVIDA GTX or AMD RX
4GB or more
NVIDA Quardo or ATI FirePro
|Screen Size||13-15 inch||14-17 inch|
|Optical Media Drive (optional)||DVD+/-RW||DVD+/-RW|
|Peripheral Connectivity||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|Warranty||3 Year||4 Year + Accidental Damage|